My Birds – Insight From Artist David Jacobson

My goal is to capture the gesture of the bird. It’s its essence. I am not concerned with details of the eyes or feathers, for example—more, of the form of flight. My recent wall piece of assembled birds of various colors at Maine Art Hill is a good example of what I am after. Each bird is interesting, in and of its self, and together forms a more intricate sculpture. The birds are placed in a formation that is influenced by observed birds in flight. Angling up, lifting off, soaring. Actual colorings influence the birds’ patterns and colors, but the birds are representational of actual birds.